Proposed Model Rules for Online Legal Document Companies Go Back to the Drawing Board

By LORELEI LAIRD & JASON TASHEA

The ABA Journal quoted Immediate Past President Miller on protecting consumers with regards to online legal documents.

A resolution adopting model rules for companies that offer legal documents online was withdrawn from the ABA House of Delegates after calls for clarification.

Model rules don’t always generate much debate, but Resolution 10A, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, concerned companies that offer a substitute for retaining an attorney. Before an audience of attorneys, that was a sensitive topic.

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